If there was ever an iron man in the annals of Laredo’s sports history, Tomas “Tom the Bomb” Treviño would certainly fit the bill.

The legendary Martin High School standout excelled in two sports, football and basketball, posting records that still stand today.  In football, Treviño played quarterback and split-end; however, in one game, back in 1975, the Bomb became a virtual one-man band, playing six different positions when the Tigers faced San Antonio’s Burbank High School. 

A giant on the gridiron, Treviño dominated the boards in basketball for Martin High School as well. The same year he overwhelmed Burbank High School in football, the Bomb decimated McAllen High School on the court, posting a record 56-points against the Valley school.  That feat remains unmatched. In just two years of playing basketball, Treviño racked up 1,310 points, posting figures that would make an NBA rookie blush.  McDonald’s sat up and took notice of the Laredo sensation, naming him one of United States’ top 100 basketball players. 

After college, the Bomb continued his prowess on the court, having played 12 seasons as a professional for the two Mexican basketball teams, Seleccion de Tamaulipas and Seleccion de Nuevo Leon. He led the Mexican professional league, CIMEBA, in scoring for three years in a row, 1979, 1980 and 1981. He averaged 27 points a game throughout his career and led three different teams to nine playoff appearances.

Treviño went on to have an impressive basketball coaching career, taking the helm of several different Mexican league teams.  Now, he works as an agent/talent scout, recruiting former NCAA and NBA players seeking opportunities to hit the court in Mexico.

Excerpt from 2013 Inductees Program

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